Morning Lovely People and Happy Friday. I hope you have all had a great week and have something nice planned for the weekend. My family and I are heading to London town tomorrow as my 3 year old daughter would like to see the Queen! She wants to see a ‘real palace’ and a ‘real queen’ bless her so that is what we are doing. She’s even chosen her sleeping beauty princess dress to wear which just fills my heart with so much love. Here’s hoping that the trip to the Animal cafe afterwards defuses any possible melt down of not actually meeting the Queen but we shall see. Liz, if you’re reading this, any chance you can fit us in for some tea and cake?

It’s been a while since we have featured an engagement shoot on Festival Brides so when these beautiful images of boho beauty Ashley and her husband Joe arrived in my inbox, I jumped at the chance of featuring them. They have had me smiling from ear to ear whilst putting this post together as the love between them is so clear and, I can’t help it, I just love love!

Captured by Shelby Rae Photography in downtown Atlanta, GA, this shoot features some stunning images of the city skyline that I am sure Ashley and Joe will cherish forever….

I always love shooting downtown engagements because I am a sucker for city skylines. So when Ashley & Joe mentioned that they liked the downtown look by the Ferris Wheel in Atlanta, GA, I knew this was going to be good! I love when couples immediately feel like we were already friends beforehand! Ashley & Joe are so much fun to be around and by the end of the evening I didn’t want to say goodbye! They are the kind of couple that make you feel so welcomed right away…they are warm and inviting and so easy going.

Look out for Ashley and Joe’s short but sweet Q&A with us at the end of the feature.

Enjoy lovelies….

How did you guys meet? We met on a blind date, arranged by a mutual friend.

Where did you go for your first date? Our first date was an Atlanta Hawks playoff game – they were playing the Cavs. I was super stoked to see Lebron play! After the game we went out for pizza.

Who proposed and where? Joseph and I were vacationing in Boca Grande, Florida for a friend’s wedding. We spent an extra night there at the Gasparilla Inn and went out to a nice dinner. After, we rented a golf cart to explore the town and ended up on a dock by the beach. Joseph got down on one knee and proposed!

Can you tell us about your wedding? We got married at Summerour Studio in Atlanta, Georgia. It was the first venue we saw and we both fell in love with the industrial space. We were able to create the perfect bohemian theme with hanging florals and greenery throughout the venue. Bourbon glazed donuts and late night pizza were some guest favorites. It was truly everything we could have dreamed of!

Tell us about your engagement shoot? Since we met in Atlanta, we wanted to shoot somewhere in the city. Shelby took us to a spot with a PERFECT view of the Atlanta skyline. We were able to capture the most beautiful moments with amazing views. It was so fun to get photos of us, in the city we met in and the city we will forever call home.

Lastly, if you could choose to go to any festival in the world. Which one would it be and why? Coachella! I mean the lineups are always insane and I’ve always dreamed of planning a Coachella wardrobe full of flower crowns and feathers

The Line Up

Photographer: Shelby Rae Photographs
Couple: Ashley and Joe Karam


Wedding beauty on its way!

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